Almost quit 3 times in the last hour or so. It took everything I had to keep going and was down to walking every 5 minutes by the end. Only had 2 minutes of walking in the first hour and a half but at least another 10 minutes of walking in the last hour.
I’m not sure if I went out too fast or just what but I had nothing left in the tank after that first hour and a half. The overall time doesn’t look too bad all things considered but if you compare the first hour and half versus the last hour you can see how badly I fell apart.
I did 11 miles in 1:29:48 and then reset the treadmill (our treadmill doesn’t display seconds after 99:59 so I wanted to reset at a good point for easy math for the remaining miles). Only 2 minutes of walking in this whole period.
Then did the remaining 7 miles in 63:50. There was lots of walking involved here – at least 10 minutes and when I was running I couldn’t hit a solid pace. I was close to quitting 3 times in this period – not exactly sure how I pushed through but I made it.
Pace for the first 1.5 hours = 7.35 mph and for the last hour = 6.58 – quiet a drop. Obviously I am going to have to work on my endurance some more. March is high mileage month with several long runs planned so that should help!
So I would say I have lost some endurance since the Goofy Challenge / Disney World Marathon in January but it could be worse. If I can get back to running my weekend runs outside again in the next month or so that will help a lot as well.
Glad that one is done.